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Archive for March 6th, 2017

PPM postpone party conference

PPM postpone party conference

| 06/03/2017
(CNS Elections): The People’s Progressive Movement has postponed its party conference due to the workload in the Legislative Assembly, leaving the date of the announcement of the full slate of PPM candidates and where they will be running unclear. Party officials told CNS Monday night that d [...]

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Jury expected to begin deliberating Syed case

Jury expected to begin deliberating Syed case

| 06/03/2017
(CNS): Following more than two days of directions and summary of the evidence from the presiding judge, Justice Philip St John-Stevens, who is visiting from the UK to hear the case of Hassan Syed, he is expected to send the seven men and women to begin their deliberations Tuesday. Syed, the former p [...]

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Teenager on trial for double robbery

Teenager on trial for double robbery

| 06/03/2017
(CNS): A 16-year-old boy appeared in Grand Court Monday accused of robbing the same West Bay convenience store twice in just over a month last year when he was just 15. The boy, who is from West Bay and cannot been named because of his age, allegedly held up Eddie’s Minimart No2 on Birch Tree [&he [...]

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Weevils confirmed as culprits in porridge bug scare

Weevils confirmed as culprits in porridge bug scare

| 06/03/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS) Updated: The Department of Environmental Health has finished its investigation into contaminated porridge at the hospital this weekend, which the department began after a patient found bugs in their breakfast Saturday, and found that they were weevils. They were, as  suspected, confined to a [...]

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Brac police face weekend crime spree

Brac police face weekend crime spree

| 06/03/2017
(CNS): Offenders from Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman were keeping officers on the Sister Islands busy at the weekend with a flurry of crime. On Friday police carried out a drug raid at an address on Blazer Drive in the Brac, where they searched the house, residents and cars. Then on Saturday they deal [...]

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Over 1,000lbs of ganja found on deserted boat

Over 1,000lbs of ganja found on deserted boat

| 06/03/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Police have confirmed that about 1,044 lbs of ganja was found on a boat in local waters last month. Releasing pictures of the drugs, the RCIPS said it was hard to estimate the real value of the haul if it had made it to the streets of Cayman as the weight of the drugs […] [...]

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Premier promotes 3D land parcels

Premier promotes 3D land parcels

| 06/03/2017
(CNS Business): Premier Alden McLaughlin told an audience of realtors, surveyors and property developers that his government plans to steer through legislative amendments during the current session of the Legislative Assembly to facilitate the registration of volumetric, or three-dimensional, land p [...]

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False negative HIV tests raise concerns

False negative HIV tests raise concerns

| 06/03/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority (HSA) said there have been three separate “false negative” HIV tests from private healthcare facilities in Grand Cayman and they are urging all healthcare facilities to use kits approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Government health officials said [...]

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Court upholds accessory conviction in banker’s killing

Court upholds accessory conviction in banker’s killing

| 06/03/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man was returned to HMP Northward Friday after an appeal in the case of accessory to the murder of Frederic Bise was dismissed. Leonard Antonio Ebanks failed to have the conviction overturned and his 20-year sentence reduced. He was found guilty following a trial in 2014 for assist [...]

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Finance lobby begs MLAs to drop motion

Finance lobby begs MLAs to drop motion

| 06/03/2017 | 131 Comments
(CNS): The body which represents Cayman’s financial services sector has conceded that local law firms have lawyers practicing Cayman law overseas but maintained that they are not breaching the existing Legal Practitioners Law. As the political row over the new Legal Practitioners Bill continues, C [...]

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